DNR taking public comment on Mayville water quality project

    Glass of water being filled from a tap
    Photo courtesy the Centers for Disease Control

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the City of Mayville is applying for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program due to “deficiencies in its public drinking water system,” according to a DNR press release. Public comment is being accepted by the DNR until March 22 regarding the potential environmental impact of water system projects.

    Mayville is a small city of a little over 5,000 people in Dodge County, located along the Rock River. Residents have raised concerns about lead contamination in the local water supply. A 2015 consumer confidence report on the city’s waterworks found that contaminates detected in drinking water sources were not in violation of regulations.

    The DNR project would take place within the Bridge Street Right of Way in Mayville. A DNR press release notes that, “activities related to this project are minor” and won’t result in significant, adverse environmental effects.

    Public comment should be sent to: Department of Natural Resources, C/O Kevin Olson, Community Financial Assistance, CF/2, 101 S. Webster St. P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707, [email protected] or 608-234-2238.

    Isiah Holmes
    Isiah Holmes is a journalist and videographer, and a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Holmes' video work dates back to his high school days at Wauwatosa East High, when he made a documentary about the local police department. Since then, his writing has been featured in Urban Milwaukee, Isthmus, Milwaukee Stories, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Services, Pontiac Tribune, and other outlets.